In the last installment of Almost Unheard Of, Asha Abdi talked to Bilal Nasier about his and his family’s experience with the media upon arriving in New Zealand in 1999.
For the last story in this series, we look to those within the media industry working to create positive change.
The way people from refugee and migrant communities are reported on in New Zealand media hurts people. It's as simple as that. Inaccurate reporting in any matter is already detrimental, but when the only information about these communities, that are widely accessible is negative, the way they’re seen by the wider community takes a negative turn.
Mohamed Hassan is a journalist and poet. These days he works primarily in London for Middle East Eye, a digital news agency, but spent most of his career working in New Zealand. His work includes the Radio New Zealand podcast, Public Enemy, and The Guest House.